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Thread: THE MIND SPIDERS: A DPoNI Game
April 18th, 2011, 10:45 PM #226
Pao continues to rage at the soldiers as he reloads his pistol. Meanwhile, pike ends flail about, smacking both Mercuro and Eloni with brutal force. Maru is for the moment unseen by the main body of the melee, but she now sees a far larger force of soldiers -- at least sixty or more men -- approaching down the quay.
The sounds of fighting overhead do not impede Katsumi's peek into what proves to be the magazine of the ship. The door is stoutly locked and the room within is a narrow compartment lined with cloth sacks and bins.
"There was somebody down here! Look! This line is cut!"
"Pao is too busy. Wen, Chao and Sun; you three head to the magazine, the rest of us will cover the Spiders."
Katsumi also now hears the tramp of booted feet -- in this case several pairs coming down into the hold where he stands.
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April 18th, 2011, 10:52 PM #227
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April 18th, 2011, 10:53 PM #228
April 19th, 2011, 01:08 PM #229
Eloni grunts as the soldiers all land solid blows on him, but he doesn't stagger or falter. It's like beating a rock. A huge, scary rock. A huge, scary, angry rock.
Eloni reaches out and just palms one of the soldiers by the face, lifts him like a rag doll high overhead, and roars, "You have no honor!" as he hurls the Imperial into the knot of attackers, scattering them like bowling pins.
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April 19th, 2011, 01:24 PM #230
April 24th, 2011, 04:05 AM #231
April 25th, 2011, 12:48 PM #232
April 25th, 2011, 01:43 PM #233
Maru can see that two heavy cables, one strung from the stern near where she is, the other from the bow, keep the junk snug up against the quay.
Without detailed knowledge of the tide, currents and wind, she knows she can't exactly predict how the ship will respond, but at a minimum, those two cables need to be detached. Getting that done before the lead elements of the advancing company arrive will be tough work, but not impossible, she reckons.
April 25th, 2011, 03:25 PM #234
April 25th, 2011, 05:30 PM #235
April 25th, 2011, 07:11 PM #236
April 25th, 2011, 07:49 PM #237
April 25th, 2011, 08:06 PM #238
This round, I'm brain-texting Mercuro.
Mercuro, there's a huge posse of armed guys heading towards the ship. We need to get out of here fast. That rope over by the big crate is tied to the dock. If you can shimmy down the rope, untie it from the dock, then get back onto the ship pronto, we can set sail and avoid the posse of thugs... Mercuro? Mercuro are you listening to me?
April 25th, 2011, 09:04 PM #239
Katsumi grabs the corner of his tunic and gives a sharp jerk, tearing loose a short strip of black fabric, and wedges it in the crack under the locked door... as though, perhaps, a hasty ninja picking the lock and sneaking through had managed to catch the end of his sash when he closed it.
Trusting an alert guard to spot it and deduce that the magazine needs to be unlocked right now before the ninja saboteur can complete his work, Katsumi eases into the shadows under the stairs and extracts a stack of throwing stars from his pouch...
April 25th, 2011, 10:24 PM #240